Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Idle time, not idle hands

Okay, I am stuck in the house. Have I cleaned it? Nope,but I did manage to make my menu for next week! yeah baby
Menu for a week:
Day 1: Also shopping day

Shopping list:
1 whole fryer (chicken)
frozen peas
1 corned beef
1 small head cabbage
1 bunch of carrots
1 pack tortillas
1 can refried beans
1 ½ -2 lbs ground turkey
salad mix
1 bag fresh spinach or bunch
tomato x 2
1 bag frozen southern style hashbrowns (the square kind)
1 dozen eggs
1 can sliced mushrooms
pasta sauce
assorted fruit:
hot dogs
shredded cheddar cheese or mexi blend

Day 1 Baked chicken rice and peas
Day 2 (St. Pats)Corned Beef cabbage and carrots
Day 3 Quesadillas:chicken ,spinach,and cheese refried beans
Day 4 Turkey Burgers and potato wedges salad
Day 5 Homemade hash, scrambled eggs and Fruit salad
Day 6 tortilla pizzas Made with sauce: cheese, spinach mushroom, whatever else
Day 7 Chili Dogs and tomato and cuke salad
Day 8 Breakfast until shopping: toast and eggs and fruit


Baked chicken
olive oil
butter- ½ stick plus 2 pats
black pepper
rosemary (fresh if you can afford or have it)
lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. Make a paste with butter and herbs. Rub all over chicken, loosen skin over breasts and place the pats ans some rosemary under the skin on the breasts. Sprinkle with lemon
juice. Bake in oven until done. 1-2 hours depending on size. Serve with rice.

Corned beef and cabbage
1 corned beef
1 head cabbage, cut into 8-10 wedges
3 cut carrots
Place cabbage in crockpot and seasoning packet(comes with the corned beef). Fill with water to cover to more than halfway. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Add cabbage and carrots cook another 1-2 hours. Serve with a hearty bread to soak up juices.

veggie oil
8 flour tortillas
shredded cheese
fresh spinach
minced garlic
leftover chicken
Shred leftover chicken. Saute spinach and minced garlic until softened. Add chicken until heated thru. Heat pan and spray lightly with veggie oil. Place tortilla in pan. Sprinkle cheese onto tortilla. followed by spinach chicken mixture. Then more cheese, top with another tortilla. Flip until cooked thru. Serve cut into wedges, with salsa, sour cream and refried beans.

Turkey burgers
1 ½ ground turkey
½ pack dry onion soup mix
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
1 egg beaten
5 shakes of worchestire sauce
½ cup bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients except turkey. Then gently fold in turkey not over working the meat. Cook in frying pan over medium low heat until done.
Potato wedges2 pounds potatoes, cut into small wedges
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Bake at 450 for 30-35 min.

Homemade Hash
leftover corned beef
bag frozen hashbrowns
broth or water
Cube up leftover hash, ½ cup water or beef broth, and cook with hash browns on stove in large skillet. Serve with scrambled eggs and fruit salad

Tortilla pizzas
Spread pizza sauce and your favorite toppings on tortillas. Place on baking sheets, bake at 425 until pizzas are done!

Chili dogs:
Heat chili place cooked hot dogs in buns, in casserole pan, sprinkle with cheese and broil on low until cheese is melted.
Tomato and cuke summer salad
1 cup mayo
2-3 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 toms cut into rings
½ cuke sliced thin.
Cut tomatos and cukes. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Mix mayo vinegar and sugar, only use as much vinegar to taste as you and the family can handle. If kids don’t mind, I also slice an onion thinly and add to this too. Mix all together in a bowl and let “rest” for at least ½ hour before serving.

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